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March 12, 2022 Newsletter

Posted on March 13, 2022
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Volunteers Taking Back Democracy

March 12, 2022

Issue #186

In This Issue

●  When do we start?  ●  Understanding voter concerns in NH  ●  Building a volunteer infrastructure in PA 
●  VBM in PA   ●  SBA Roundup  ●  Hands-on summer internships 
●  Activist training: Google Sheets and Meeting Invitations

 

When Do We Start?

Winning in 2022 and 2024 requires more than running traditional campaigns in the last four months before the election. Given Republican propaganda and voter suppression successes, Swing Blue Alliance has already started.

It's never too early to take on the following goals, and the rest of the articles in this issue will give you ideas for ways to get started.

  • Successful election campaigns begin with a clear understanding of voter concerns. SBA volunteers are adopting deep canvassing techniques to help candidates find out what their constituents care about.
  • Next come volunteers and an infrastructure to support them. That’s why SBA runs phone banks to recruit volunteers who live in swing districts to become active with local organizations.
  • Increasing the number of Democratic voters is a perpetual goal. It’s not just a matter of urging people to register and go to the polls. Voters become active when they realize what issues they care about and that voting for a particular candidate will address those issues.
  • Supporting volunteers with training is not the least of these components. SBA offers and promotes training so organizers and activists become confident in their abilities and know that they are part of a community.

Swing Blue Alliance began organizing in 2017 and continues to build upon all we have accomplished and learned.

Read on to see what you can do to build upon this momentum.
Starting now.

Understanding Voter Concerns

Wed, Mar 16 @ 5:30 - 7 pm ET

Multiple days and times

Building a Volunteer Infrastructure in PA

Fridays @ 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET

Questions? Send Volunteers TBD an email!

Increasing the Number of Dem Voters

SBA Roundup

Sunday, March 27 @ 5 pm - 6 pm ET

Looking for a Hands-On Summer Internship?

Supporting Volunteers with Activist Training

The next two weeks of activist training branch out into new ways to be more efficient and effective volunteers.

Attend the March 12 training on Google Sheets, the Google version of Excel. Learn how to:

  • Set up a spreadsheet to track information
  • Upload information to Google Sheets
  • Search, sort, and filter
  • Work with multiple tabs

This is a beginner course.

Sat, Mar 12 @ 11 am ET

Attend the March 19 training, Calendar Invitations, and learn how to:

  • Create Google Calendar invitations
  • Schedule Zoom meetings that invite people to attend
  • Send invitations via email
  • Troubleshoot calendar problems

This is an intermediate course.

Sat, Mar 19 @ 11 am ET

Both sessions are co-hosted by Indivisible Acton Area, Swing Blue Alliance, and Indivisible Mass Coalition in collaboration with volunteers at the MAssachusetts Grassroots Information Center, a Slack workspace for exchanging information, encouraging connections among groups, and building activist momentum across the state. Join the News-MAGIC Slack space today.

 

Our Mission

Swing Blue Alliance (formerly Swing Left Greater Boston) is the largest all-volunteer Democratic grassroots organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We use proven methods to protect our Democracy, work on competitive local and national elections, and strengthen the Democratic party at the grassroots level.

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